I know many nonprofits that have embraced social networking sites look at networking from an organizational or campaign perspective. But, I wonder where the line is between the individual and the organization. I still believe that an individual's networking skills can be valuable to the organization. (I'm still reflecting on Carie Lewis's success). I'm struggling with this now as part of an article I'm writing (and rewriting, and rewriting)
Connie Bensen has boiled some the essence of networking on social networks.
#1. Meet people as people first.
#2. Provide resources & help others.
#3. Lead yourself forward. Jeremiah O calls it paying yourself forward.
#4. Engage in partnerships & collaborations
#5. Interweave & connect with others & reflect on your network
Connie asks if we agree or have more points to add.